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Lots of factors play into this. If the unit is really really nice in a very good location – within say a couple of blocks of a good Metro, and you’re willing to do a little more work, you could furnish it and rent it for probably about 1/4- 1/3 more as a short-term furnished apt. There is a market for temporary housing for people moving to the area, doing sabbaticals, etc. 1-6 months. Not as expensive or swanky as “corporate housing” (of which there is a lot) but something in the $2000.00 a month range.
Otherwise I’d go unfurnished. All my tenants have had furniture, and if they don’t, it’s easy enough to get to their own taste on Craigslist or Ikea. And renters can be hard on furniture.